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									       District Test
       Security Plan
        TEMPLATE

            2008-2009

Please note that items in bold print in the District and
School Test Security Plans have been newly added
and must be addressed in the School Test Security
Plan. If the procedures are handled at the district
level, the procedures must be addressed in the District
Test Security Plan.


                                          Office of Student Assessment
                                             Updated September 2008
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                                    District Test Security Plan

Section I - ASSURANCES

       We assure that ________________________________________________ will be in full
                                            (Name of School District)
compliance with the testing requirements as set forth in Appendix F of Mississippi Public School
Accountability Standards, 2008 and Mississippi Code 37-16-4. We understand that there is one
Security Plan governing the school district and also a Security Plan for each school. The District Test
Security Plan and the School Test Security Plan must be updated and signed by the appropriate
personnel each year.


Name of the School District

_______________________________               _____________________________
Name of the Chairman of School Board             Signature                                        Date

______________________________               _____________________________
Name of the Superintendent                       Signature                                       Date

Section II - DISTRICT PLAN
(To be completed two weeks prior to the arrival of fall testing material)


Name of the Test(s)

______________________________               _____________________________ _____________
Name of the District Test Coordinator            Signature                         Date

Complete the following information for each test - SATP, MCT2, Mississippi Science Tests, Writing
Assessments for Grades 4, 7, and 10, and/or pilot test(s) if applicable, MS-CPAS, all field test(s). It
is permissible to have one comprehensive description under Section B (Handling Materials) if
procedures are the same for more than one test. All of the following documentation must be included in
the Security Plan.

A.   Training
     After each training session, attach the following documentation:
          A dated, detailed agenda of the training done in preparation for this test
          A copy of hand-outs, transparencies, or other materials used in training
          Documentation that participants were informed of consequences of testing violations
          Signatures of all who attended the training

B.   Handling Materials
     (1) Describe the procedure used for receiving and securing materials. Include specific
          information about where materials will be delivered and stored and the secure storage area.
          Include the process to be used for identifying all those who will have access to the secure
          storage area.
     (2) Describe the procedure used for distributing materials to individual schools. Include the
          date the materials will be distributed to schools.
     (3) Describe the procedure used for retrieving materials from individual schools.
     (4) Describe the procedure for verifying all materials are accounted for as they are packed for
          return to the test vendor.

                                                                                 Office of Student Assessment
                                                                                    Updated September 2008
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Section III - SCHOOL PLAN
 (To be completed two weeks prior to the arrival of fall testing material)
It is permissible to have one comprehensive description under Sections C, D, E, and F if procedures
are the same for more than one test. All of the following documentation must be included in the
Security Plan.

___________________________________
Name of the District                                                    Name of the School

_______________________________               _____________________________
Name of the School Principal                         Signature                                   Date

______________________________               _____________________________
Name of the School Test Coordinator                  Signature                                   Date

______________________________               _____________________________
Name of the District Test Coordinator                Signature                                   Date

A. Name of Test(s)

B.       Training (If there is training in addition to the district training)
          Attach the following documentation for each training session held:
          A dated, detailed agenda of the training done in preparation for this test
          A copy of hand-outs, transparencies, or other materials used in training
          Documentation that participants were informed of consequences of testing violations
          Signatures of all who attended the training


C.     Studying Test Administrator Manuals
     (1)    Describe when and where test administrators will be allowed to study the manuals prior to
            testing.

D.   Handling Materials
    (1) Describe the procedure for distributing materials to each test administrator.
(2)    Describe the procedure that test administrators will use to distribute materials to students and to
account for materials before students leave the testing area.
    (3) Describe the procedure for returning materials to the school test coordinator.
    (4) Describe the security measures, if applicable, for allowing teachers to review Braille test
         materials, to transfer answers for large print/Braille, and to read tests that are allowed under
         the Accommodations Manual to students with IEP’S, etc.
    (5) List all individuals who have access to the secure storage area.
    (6) Include a list or schedule of test administrators, proctors, hall monitors, and relief personnel
         who will be involved in each test administration. Please note that the test administrators must
         be licensed in compliance with Appendix F. (See Section IV, 5a.)




                                                                                 Office of Student Assessment
                                                                                    Updated September 2008
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Section III - SCHOOL PLAN (cont)

E. Additional Procedures
   (1)   Describe your policy on secure storage access – (Review Appendix F).

     (2)    Describe the plan for student emergencies (bathroom, sudden illness).

     (3)    Describe the plan for severe weather, fire, bomb threat, or any other form of
            emergency that would cause for an immediate evacuation of the facility.

     (4)    Describe the plan that prohibits the possession and/or use of any electronic communication
            device, including cell phones and personal digital assistance devices, during the
            administration of scheduled statewide assessments.

     (5)    Describe the procedure used for ensuring that students are using only allowable
            calculators.

     (6)    Describe the procedure used to ensure that all content relevant materials in testing
            areas have been covered or removed.

     (7)    Describe district monitoring of Test Administrators, Proctors, students, and any others
            involved in the testing process.

     (8)    Describe the plan for multiple test administrations (i. e. morning/afternoon) if
            applicable.

     (9)    Describe the procedure for online testing and include procedures to address when
            disruptions occur (power outages, network problems etc).

On an untimed test, when the majority of students have finished, those students may be dismissed. This
is a district decision. Describe the plan for dismissing those students while allowing additional time for
students who are still working.

     (10)   Describe the procedure used to create the seating charts for students during statewide
            assessments (alphabetized, pre-arranged to separate friends, placement of students at the
            front of the room based on IEP or special circumstances, etc.).

     (11)   On an untimed test, students who finish early may be allowed to read library books or other
            material not related to the content of the test. This is a district decision. What will students in
            your school be allowed to do?

Describe the procedure for coding student information after students have completed testing. Who will
do this and when? Such an activity must take place within security guidelines. (Describe the
process.)

     (12)   At the conclusion of testing, answer documents should be examined to be sure that student
            data is correct, that bubbles are filled in correctly, and that there are no stray marks. Who
            will do this and when? Such an activity must take place within security guidelines.
            (Describe the process.)

     (13) Include the Testing Schedule for the current school year.


                                                                                    Office of Student Assessment
                                                                                       Updated September 2008
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Section III - SCHOOL PLAN (cont)

F.   If Applicable:

     (1)   Describe the plan for breaks between tests.
     (2)   For students in grades 3 and 4, the demographic data is often completed by a teacher or
           aide. Describe this procedure.
     (3)   REMEMBER that all scratch paper must be returned to the testing vendors;
           please update your test security plan by eliminating your previous language about
           collecting and destroying scratch paper.




                                                                           Office of Student Assessment
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